04.02.2011 30.Shevat, 5771
Jerusalem & Babylon / Hiding my identity
Egypt’s President Mubarak kept the peace for 30 years, but did nothing to change his people’s hatred of Israel.
I did an awful thing this week. I committed one of Judaism’s three cardinal sins by renouncing my faith.
It happened in a second. I was interviewing a young Islamist on the outskirts of Tahrir Square in central Cairo, and when I asked him how his religion shaped his political outlook, he answered, “It is the same for all men of faith. You are a Christian, are you not?” I mumbled for a second and then said yes and we carried on with the interview….